As working women on budgets, we at Boardroom Belles like our clothes to be versatile. We look for items that are not only wallet-friendly, but can be worn multiple ways, in a variety of settings. Take this pleated top from J.Crew ($128); it’s on-trend with regard to the cut and color, but is also office appropriate with its high-cut neckline and silk construction, making it perfect for weekday and weekend looks!
For the office we styled the bright blue top with a crisp white linen suit and neutral accessories for a summery look, but this top would work just as well with a grey, black, or navy suit, or suiting separates.
This top is also great for date night! Skinny white jeans balance the fuller style of the blouse. Add bright earrings, a stack of gold earrings, a great clutch, and nude sandals to complete the look.
Have a pair of denim cut-offs? Pair them with the blouse! Dress down the top with cut-offs, layered necklaces, bright sandals, and a tan cross-body for the perfect brunch outfit!